So why is it that women are particularly well-represented in Asian plant-based and cultivated meat companies, compared with other industries and regions? We spoke to some of the brilliant CEOs, scientists, investors, and innovators who have helped transition the region’s alternative protein space from a nascent niche into a global economic engine in just a handful of years, to get insights into how (and why) they made. it. happen.
As the promising alternative to traditional meat and plant-based meat substitutes, in-vitro meat first burst onto the scene in 2013, when researcher Mark Post held a tasting session in London. Six years later, the technology is maturing, and it might make the leap from scientific novelty to mass production as soon as 2021.